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Valerie Diaz Cruz
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  • Associate

Location:

Hazleton, PA

Phone:

Fax:

570-459-0729

Bio Overview

Valerie Diaz Cruz is a long-time resident of Hazleton, PA. She is a 2011 graduate of Hazleton Area High School and a 2014 graduate of Temple University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. While at Temple University, Valerie was invited to and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

In 2019, Valerie graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law and received a Juris Doctor. While earning her J.D., Valerie was a recipient of several scholarships (The Conwell Scholarship, The James Peter and Stella Liacouras Memorial Scholarship, and The Hispanic Bar Association Legal Education Fund Scholarship). She was a member as well as president of the Latin American Law Student Association. Valerie also worked with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of PA, served as a teaching assistant to the Honorable Juan R. Sánchez and the Honorable Mia R. Perez, and was as a Certified Legal Intern in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Valerie has worked in and is very familiar with the Luzerne County Judicial System. From October 2015 through August 2016 she worked for Honorable Joseph D. Zola. During the summer of 2017, Valerie served a judicial internship with the Honorable Tina P. Gartley and from May 2018 through August 2018 Valerie was a Certified Legal Intern in the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office.

Today, Valerie focuses her practice on Workers' Compensation Law, Personal Injury Law, Commercial Litigation, and Family Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2019

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 2015
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Criminal Justice
    • Minor: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Luzerne County Bar Association, Member, Present

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
Our Blog

4 missteps to avoid when investing in commercial real estate

As the U.S. economy appears heading toward recovery, it may or may bring along with it the commercial real estate market. Time will tell, but economists speculate that the commercial real estate market likely will take longer to bounce back as companies reexamine...

Here’s how you can motivate your loved ones after you’re gone

A lot of people who engage in estate planning worry not only about the future of their loved ones, but also the viability of their estate. They find themselves concerned about the longevity of their assets and whether they’ll be used appropriately once they’re gone....

The importance of letters of intent in real estate

Real estate transactions can often seem straightforward. But there are pitfalls which can appear if care is not taken to avoid them. Making intelligent decisions early in the process of any transaction can help you avoid misunderstandings and even litigation. Letter...

Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC
Toll Free : 800-582-6452
Phone : 570-861-5905
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